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Bye Bye Hair!

Now that Stacy’s wedding is over, I was free to make an appointment to chop off my hair.  I did research the Wigs for Kids and Pantene’s Beautiful Length programs, but unfortunately they were more restrictive with colored-treated hair.  As a quick cheat-sheet:

Program Minimum Donation Length Colored Hair?
Locks of Love 10″ Acceptable (as long as it has not been bleached)
Wigs for Kids 12″ No perms, colors or highlighting
Pantene Beautiful Lengths 8″ Vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes acceptable.  Bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated not acceptable 

And so Locks of Love it is!   I was poised to take advantage of Sock Hat Season to conceal any disasters if I had to go too short.  But it turns out I had more than enough hair.  They took off about eleven inches and I still manage to look like a girl:

Before and After Haircut

We’ll see how this new haircut fairs on hikes.  I can’t imagine it will be worse than the long hair.  Over the course of our three day Peters Mountain backpacking trip, my long ponytail collected a number of burrs and matted tangles.  Once home, it took me quite some time (and the demise of one hairbrush) to get that resolved.  Short hair has got to be simplier than that!

November 25, 2007 at 1:06 am 5 comments

Girlie Stuff on my Groomsman Stint

Katie requested a photo of me in my groomsman dress, so here’s a shot I had taken with her specifically in mind:

Me outside of church

I’m not sure what is going on with my posture in that shot above, but I’m certain my belly dancing teacher would not be pleased.  My mother thinks I’m trying too hard to suck my belly in.  I think it is more likely I’m trying too hard to stick my chest OUT.  🙂

Luckily, Casey and Matt snagged some shots of the dress in motion, which I fancy more!

This is my bridesmaid, Jenn, and me walking her down the aisle.  In the background you can see the Catholic priest who is undoubtedly displeased with our joint departure. 

Me and Jenn from the back.  Like many groomsman, I’m glad I was taller than my bridesmaid. 

Bridesmaid Gemma, me, Groomsman Matt and Bridesmaid Jenn

Booyah!!! There was dancing!  The dress in motion as I dance with CarolynClint is in the background also shooting the spectacle.

And MORE dancing!!!!

Okay not much of the dress in this shot, but I still love it.

The dress was After Six Style #6257 in New Garnet Renaissance Satin. 

I got my hair done at a place called Sophisticuts in Woodbridge, Virginia.  The resilence of that up-do was amazing.  Not only did it survive all that dancing, but that evening when I got home, I fell asleep on the couch for three hours.  I woke up and the hair was still in place!  Their effort took 43 bobby pins and a lot of hair spray.

I wish I could say for Stacy and Louise I did something special with makeup that day, but I didn’t.  It was the same old Revlon Colorstay Active (with SPF 25 protection!), L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner and Maybelline Great Lash mascara I typically wear to work.  I would share the brand names of my blush and eye shadow too, but you see, they are so old, the labels wore away long ago.  🙂 

Hahaha, you can put the hiker in a dress, but you can’t squelch the outdoors spirit.  Underneath that beautiful fancy dress… I was wearing camouflage underwear. 

November 13, 2007 at 7:59 pm 14 comments

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